When we feel the urge to put something off, moving it to our future to-do list so to speak, there are some things we can do to alleviate that need to procrastinate.
One thing we can do is abide by the 2 minute rule.
For instance, if it takes 2 minutes (or less) to complete a task, we should go ahead and complete the task when we see it.
Put the dishes in the sink, 2 minutes to do, then do it.
Answer an email in 2 minutes or less, mark that one as done.
Two minutes to spare? Put the dirty clothes in the hamper or place the remote control back on the table where you can easily find it later.
All of these things add up and allow us more time for other tasks. Plus they remove some of the mental burden we carry around with us each day.
I personally have been reminding myself about the 2 minute rule lately. If I see something which needs to be done, and I know I can knock it out in 2 minutes, I go ahead and do the task. it leaves me feeling good about accomplishing something and all of these completed tasks remove weight from my mind of things needing to be done.
Give it a try and let us know how it works for you.
Remember. It’s the journey not the destination.